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Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame

Around 150,000 children have an allergy to sesame, a study from Northwestern University shows. A proposal at the Illinois Statehouse could help parents and children avoid foods with the ingredient.

Cover crops emerge early on fields and help keep soil and nutrients in place.

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Farmers Using More Conservation Techniques Despite Lower Enrollment In Federal Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture data show the amount of land in the largest federal conservation programs has decreased nationwide and in many Midwest and Plains states. But that doesn’t mean farmers are ignoring soil health, nutrient runoff or erosion problems.

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U Of I Professor Under Investigation, Placed On Leave

Joe Petry, a clinical professor of economics who once ran for mayor of Champaign, has been placed on administrative leave by the University of Illinois, pending results of an investigation.

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